Desha County Public Schools

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(6)
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There are 6 public schools in Desha County, Arkansas, serving 2,715 students.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas state average of 36%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 13:1.

Desha County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • DumasCentral Elementary School
    101 Court St
    DumasAR71639
    (870)382-4954
    282 students | Gr. PK-1
  • Dumas
    Dumas High School
    709 Dan Gill Dr
    DumasAR71639
    (870)382-4151
    307 students | Gr. 10-12
  • Dumas
    Dumas Junior High School
    315 South College St
    DumasAR71639
    (870)382-4476
    341 students | Gr. 7-9
  • McgeheeMcgehee Elementary School
    409 Oak St
    McgeheeAR71654
    (870)222-5400
    689 students | Gr. PK-6
  • Mcgehee
    Mcgehee High School
    1902 East Ash St
    McgeheeAR71654
    (870)222-3600
    499 students | Gr. 7-12
  • DumasReed Elementary School
    709 South Cherry St
    DumasAR71639
    (870)382-5363
    597 students | Gr. 2-6

County Statistics

About Desha County County Statistics (AR) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 13,925 people 2,845,378 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 13% 14%
Median Household Income $31,363 $34,657
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Did You Know?
Desha County, AR public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the Arkansas average of 0.53. The most diverse school district in Desha County is Mcgehee School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or in the USA.